The Residence by Etihad offers one of the most expensive one-way tickets, featuring a luxurious three-room suite in the sky

ByAndrea Thompson

May 16, 2024

Commercial airlines are enhancing their first and business class services to offer more than just premium seating. The most expensive flights commercially available delivers a luxurious experience that transcends conventional seating arrangements. However, the question remains whether this is justified by the price tag of approximately £50,000.

The Residence is a luxurious, three-room suite on Etihad’s Airbus A380, offering a unique journey with unmatched privacy and comfort in the skies.

The Residence:

  • Occupying 125 square feet and includes a living room, a bedroom, and a private bathroom with a shower.
  • It’s the only three-bedroom suite available on a commercial aircraft, making it truly unique.
  • The living area features sofa-style airline seating and a large television screen with access to hundreds of hours of on-demand entertainment and complimentary wi-Fi.
  • The bedroom boasts a double bed, ensuring a comfortable rest during your flight with a turndown service and even breakfast in bed option.
  • With an ensuite bathroom complete with shower and Giorgio Armani toiletries. Showers are very rare on commercial flights because of the extra weight in carrying water.  Etihad is only one of two commercial airlines that offer this.

Personalised Service:

  • The luxury experience starts before you even board the plane. Passengers are greeted with a personalized welcome at the airport, and a dedicated concierge guarantees a smooth transition through the airport.
  • When departing from Abu Dhabi, a private chauffeur provides door-to-door service, taking you straight to the aircraft.
  • The Residence passengers are catered to by a dedicated cabin crew, who set up the dining table for meals and prepare the space for sleeping.

Routes and Availability:

  • The Residence is uniquely featured on Etihad’s Airbus A380 aircraft.
  • Currently, flights are operational on the routes between Abu Dhabi (AUH) and both London (LHR) and New York (JFK). Later this year, services will also resume to Paris (CDG).
  • Remember as it is exclusive, it is advised to book ahead.

The Price Tag:

  • At approximately £50,000, it represents a substantial investment, yet the experience is without parallel.

So, if you’re ready to indulge in the ultimate flying experience, consider Etihad’s The Residence – where every moment in the sky becomes a luxurious memory.